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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 27, 2010

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April 27, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 27, 2010

Carp Conundrum: The Supreme Court rejected Michigan's request to act to ban Asian carp from the Great Lakes; the invasive species poses a threat to the lakes' ecosystems. Planet Ark

Safety Hoax: A New York City building inspector admitted to faking clean asbestos and lead tests at building sites for more than a decade. New York Times

Sealing Ordinance: Today, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, will try to become the fourth U.S. city to pass an ordinance banning coal-tar sealants from being used for parking lots and driveways. The sealants are said to be the worst polluters of the city's waterways. Star Tribune

Leaky Meds: New research has found that prescription drugs are seeping into Delaware's drinking water. Delaware Online

At Least That: Contrary to earlier studies, researchers have found that soil microbes emit less carbon dioxide in warmer temperatures, meaning that soils will emit lower amounts of the greenhouse gas as global warming intensifies. National Science Foundation

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